SOLD FOR: $1250
Make: Springfield Armory
Model: M1 Garand Conversion to M1A configuration.
Serial Number: 2763267
Year of Manufacture: ATF Modern. The receiver legs have been shortened and the rifle has been converted to a different caliber. It is therefore not in its original configuration. This is not a Military conversion.
April, 1944 (page 185 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition). Barrel Date: April, 1952
Caliber: .308 Winchester (7.62x51mm or 7.62 NATO)
Action Type: Semi Auto, Magazine Fed
Markings: There is no import mark.
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 2763267”
Trigger Group: “D28290-5-SA”- A Springfield part (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th Edition).
Hammer: “C46008-2 SA”– A Springfield part (page 98).
Safety: Unmarked with a round top – The marking may have been lost to refinishing (page 103).
Trigger Guard: “PB” – An Italian Beretta part.
Receiver Leg: “Y 0 4 A diamond”, “R” and “D 28291 32” – Correct for the Springfield serial number (page 29).
Op Rod: “NM” on the top and “7790722-RA” – A Springfield National Match part (page 71).
Barrel: “7.62 NATO”, “M11” and “S-A-4-52” – A Springfield part (page 63 – 64). The “7.62 NATO” marking is not consistent with Military markings (pages 212 – 215).
Bolt: “D28287-12SA / S-A1 diamond” – A Springfield part (page 53).
The stock and sights are described below.
Barrel Length: Approximately 24 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade set between two protective wings. The right side of the front sight is marked “GR PB” which are Italian Beretta marks. The rear sight is a fully adjustable aperture sight set between two protective wings. The windage knob is marked “LEFT arrow” twice. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of two and “MAT” on the edge.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The hardwood stock has a pistol grip, metal nose caps, stacking loop and two sling loops. The butt stock has a checkered metal butt plate that rotates up to reveal a second checkered buttplate underneath it. The second buttplate has a trapdoor covering two holes in the stock for storage of cleaning equipment. The wood shows various scuffs, light scrapes and small scratches. The LOP measures 13 ? inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original to Conversion
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright. The grooves near the muzzle are light grey. The rifling is deep. There is frosting and light intermittent erosion in the grooves near the muzzle. The bore shows an M.E. of 2.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. Some surface erosion shows through the new finish on the trigger guard and on the top of the op rod. The metal shows various scuffs & small light scrapes. The top rear of the receiver shows scrapes. The area around the magazine well shows several small scrapes. The right side of the receiver shows a small amount of light thinning from cycling. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
The rifle accepts a magazine and locks it into place properly.
There is No magazine. We tested the rifle with one of our mags.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: There is No magazine.
Our Assessment: This WWII Springfield Armory M1 Garand was made back in 1944. It has since been converted to fire .308 Winchester and accept M1A magazines. It is now in M1A (civilian variant M14) configuration. This is a nice looking rifle that just needs a mag & some ammo for you to get out and slay paper at the range.